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Giles Corey causes problems for his wife, Martha, when he states that she reads "strange books" in Arthur Miller's The Crucible. Giles asks Reverend Hale about the meaning of his wife reading strange books. He goes on state that he cannot pray when she reads, and he states that she hides the books from him. All of this places Martha in the middle of the accusations of witchcraft in Salem. Although Giles has no clue what his questions would lead to, Giles stating that his wife reads strange books leads directly to her being accused of witchcraft. Even with Francis Nurse and Giles Corey stating that Martha is close to God, she is still accused because of Giles' statements.
Posted by literaturenerd on September 24, 2013 at 1:35 AM (Answer #1)
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